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Improv:21 = Playing the Wild: An Informance with Cheryl Leonard

Published 2007

Moderator Derk Richarson facilitates a session with composer Cheryl Leonard, who talks about her work utilizing materials from nature as musical instruments, and performs several excerpts from longer pieces with her own chamber ensemble. Amplifying everything from pine cones, pieces of driftwood, rock, sand, water, and other natural objects, Leonard composes works that are surprisingly textured and full of unusual rhythms. During this program she talks about how she finds or builds her instruments, the type of graphic notation she uses composing her pieces, and the role that improvisation plays in her music.

Run time 84 min
Producer ROVA:Arts
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English


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on 11/22/2008